Gil Vega
Associate CIO for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Energy

As the Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Mr. Vega serves as the Department’s Chief Information Security Officer charged with managing the agency’s enterprise cybersecurity program. Mr. Vega advises the Department’s CIO and senior agency officials in the implementation of cybersecurity and the Department’s Risk Management Approach. Mr. Vega provides executive leadership and guidance for joint agency and Administration cybersecurity initiatives including for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity and Initiative, safeguarding of the Defense Industrial Base and critical infrastructure protection, and assistance to the Mission Executive Council in establishing cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) priorities to improve the national cybersecurity posture.

Immediately prior to joining the Department and since 2007, Mr. Vega served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and IT Risk Executive for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative agency within the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS). While at ICE, Mr. Vega built a transformative, award-winning cybersecurity program to better enable the operational law enforcement mission of ICE and its law enforcement partners. By ensuring that risk management decisions were based on actionable intelligence and by assuming risk where appropriate, ICE’s cybersecurity program enhanced the tactical and data sharing capabilities for DHS and its stakeholder community. These efforts culminated in unprecedented success in counter-terrorism information sharing with foreign governments and leading-edge security infrastructure modernization.

Mr. Vega is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional serving on the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Government Advisory Board for Cybersecurity, and is an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate-level Information Assurance courses for his alma mater, Norwich University. Mr. Vega has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and graduated cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Mr. Vega is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and a veteran of the United States Army, where he participated in combat operations in Panama (Operation Just Cause) and Saudi Arabia/Kuwait/Iraq (Operations Desert Shield/Storm).

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Event Details:

Free Solutions Seminar

January 18, 2012

7:30 - 8:30 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

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